Women Hold Prominent Posts in the Lansing’s Development Industry
At the start of her career, Gina Pons-Schultz, vice president of operations at T.A. Forsberg Inc., said there were frustrations at not being taken seriously; however, she added that she had great leadership in her corner working to erode such antiquated presumptions. The most important thing, she said, is to let your work and reputation do the talking for you.
“You cannot change mindsets, but you can let people get to know you and your work ethic and see what you bring to the table,” Pons-Schultz said. “Knowing that people have that presumption is what has driven me throughout my career to constantly work on being more knowledgeable in my field, because you always have this feeling that you have to be the best at what you do.”